Posts about yarn

What's in a skein?

25 April 2020

We know that hand-dyed yarn is not cheap and for most of us it's a luxury. Ever wondered why it costs what it does? We thought you might be curious to see where your money goes. Read more

Unravel Festival 2020

28 February 2020

With over 80 exhibitors and numerous classes and talks, Unravel is one of the biggest fixtures on the UK yarn calendar. It takes place annually over three days at Farnham Maltings, 1h by train from… Read more

Kits for Tregrensa supporting Australia bush fire relief

3 February 2020

We’ve joined forces with three awesome UK dyers – RiverKnits, Felt Fusion and Hooking Marvellous – to offer yarn + pattern kits for our Tregrensa Cowl, supporting bush fire relief in Australia. The shades we… Read more

12 Days of Yarn-mas unwrapped

31 January 2020

Every year, in the throws of dyeing for our Yarn Advent Calendar it’s all too much, and I say to my self “I’m never dyeing another mini-skein”, but for the last two years I’ve ended… Read more

Our 2019 Yarn Advent Calendar unwrapped

20 January 2020

Every year our Yarn Advent Calendar is one of the biggest projects we take on, and this year was no exception. The box included 24 limited new, edition shades of Favourite Sock minis and extra gifts… Read more

Yarn suggestions for the Westknits Starflake Mystery Shawl KAL 2019

9 September 2019

There’s a new Stephen West shawl MKAL on the horizon! Several of you have asked us our shade recommendations for Starflake MKAL and we’re happy to oblige! We thoroughly enjoyed in 2015 but have not… Read more

Eco-conscious yarn on a budget part 1: Is there a case for 'cheap acrylic'?

17 June 2019

This is the first in a series of posts exploring the sometimes difficult relationship between cost and sustainability of the materials we use. Later in the series, we hear from two small business owners about… Read more

It's a Stitch Up Yarn Pop-Up at Wild & Woolly, 8 June

3 June 2019

Wild & Woolly local yarn store in Hackney are hosting an It’s a Stitch Up pop-up as part of their World Wide Knit in Public Day celebrations on Saturday 8 June 2019! For one day… Read more

New yarn shades, fades and combos

23 May 2019

In what seems like the blink of an eye, we’re five months into 2019 already! I thought it was about time we showcase some of the new colours we’ve added to the range this year.… Read more

Introducing the Tsunami Cowl - our latest knitting pattern

18 April 2019

Our latest knitting pattern is cosy cowl designed especially for variegated hand dyed yarn. This is our first design for our super-chunky Phlump Merino yarn, showcasing our striking shade of the same name. is a… Read more

Our Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019 roundup

28 March 2019

Edinburgh Yarn Festival (EYF) has grown into one of the most high-profile yarn events worldwide, attracting visitors from across the globe. This year I travelled to the show for the first time to absorb yarn… Read more

Tips for knitting wool socks that last

19 February 2019

I have never cared for rules in creative pursuits, so naturally when I heard “sock yarn need Nylon” I took it with a pinch of salt. Humans have been wearing woollen socks for millennia, and… Read more